On this one you may need to forgive us for indulging our eyes and fingers over the facts available. We’d love to be able to tell you what this delightful, drifting ivory and coral pink voile fabric is made of – but we can’t. Which ordinarily would be unforgiveable but honestly, if you saw or felt it you’d understand. It’s nothing problematic – at the very least it’s simply a polyester – yet there’s a spring in the drape of this fabric and a life in its movement that suggests that there might also be some viscose in here at least.
We just thought the colours in this wafting, delicate ivory and coral pink voile fabric were delightful – softly vibrant but not overdone – and the quality of the fabric is quite lovely, with a lightly-crisp yet soft-to-the-touch handle. You can see how it falls and moves in this video.
We’d describe this ivory and coral pink voile fabric as a semi-sheer fabric, perfect for summer tops and blouses – and, we think, rippling, blowing maxi dresses. If you go the dress route then you might want to consider an underlayer of our Plain 100% cotton lawn fabric. Perversely perhaps, we’re torn between the Red, Soft purple and Bitter chocolate colourways. There are fine sheer stripes woven into the fabric (almost like woven pin-tucks) and we love the way the darker coloured lawns show through these areas.
Although it’s a lighter-weight fabric, this is a stable cloth; easy to work with and surprisingly well-behaved. We’re inclined to make the most of the floating nature of this ivory and coral pink voile fabric – ruches, gathers and pleats will all add body and movement to a garment without being in the least cumbersome. Given which fact, we rather like the look of this Cross-backed Maxi Dress pattern from BurdaStyle.
We guarantee this is a fabric you’re unlikely to see anywhere else this summer. Although the print pattern is abstract and modern there’s something rather traditional, almost Edwardian about the fabric structure – and we’re just a little bit in love with it…
Oh – and by the way – it looks amazing with our ‘Biscay’ coral pink stretch viscose crepe fabric. Just so you know.
Unconfirmed; probably a polyester mix.
We’ve test washed it at 30 degrees – but in a ‘delicates’ wash so as not to compromise the structure. see our Fabric care pages for more information.